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Re: [APD] Co2 poisoning? chlorine maybe? help!
well... I just went out to get a KH test kit today so I can find out what my
co2 levels are and my KH is at 5, my ph at 7.2 making my co2 level at 10ppm
according to the the chart. But who knows what it was a couple days ago. Yes
I do add an anti-chloramine the same one I stated in my origional post. I've
been using it for over a year without any problems. What I'm afraid of is
that I was in a hurry when I put the plants in so I may have overlooked a
plant which wasn't dechlorinated enough. I am so frustrated with this
because I've never had such a problem that I can't diagnose. I can't find
anything wrong. I added my laterite according to the directions for an
established aquarium. It clouded but was fine the next day. I've read
several people's success stories with the same method. Does anyone know what
the symptoms of chlorine poisoning are?
They're all dying except for my blood parrot. one died this morning and the
others seem to be just free floating around but still breathing. They barely
move their fins, they seem to just let the water carry them wherever,
flipping upside down and everything without a care. anyone have an idea? I
just can't figure this out.
On 2/20/06, Vaughn Hopkins <hoppycalif at yahoo_com> wrote:
> Hi Joel,
> Just some thoughts:
> Did you put the laterite under the substrate or on top? If on top
> you must have some pretty muddy water.
> Do you add a anti-chloramine liquid to the water after adding a lot
> of tap water? Chloramine will release ammonia in the water, which is
> very hard on the fish, and most water systems now have chloramine
> added to control bacteria in the water.
> What is the carbonate hardness, KH, of the water? If it is too low
> you can drive the PH into really acid territory with CO2, although DIY
> CO2 wouldn't be as much of a threat as pressurized.
> Vaughn H.
> On Monday, February 20, 2006, at 05:02 PM, Joel Fizette wrote:
> > Hi I'm new here. Here's the deal. I recently started adding plants to
> > my
> > aquarium about a month ago and just now added first layer pure
> > laterite and
> > DIY co2 injection. I also added a couple of new plants and before
> > introducing them I dipped them in bleach water then used wardley
> > watercare
> > Chlor out to remove the bleach.
> > So now all my fish are dying. It started with my 3 plecos then a couple
> > barbs died and now one bala shark. After the plecos died I turned off
> > the
> > Co2 and its been off for 2 days in which time the other fish have died
> > and I
> > have been racking my brain as to what the problem is. The fish all
> > seem to
> > be hanging out in one little spot near the bottom gasping for air
> > constantly
> > and one of them seems to like going up to the top every once in a
> > while to
> > get some air. I even changed half the tank's water and at first it
> > looked
> > like they were doing better swimming around a bit more but now they're
> > back
> > to the same corner... huddling around (of all things) the co2 reactor.
> > My
> > Blood Parrot seems to be doing fine except that she seems to be hiding
> > in
> > her cave a little more than often. All my water levels seem absolutely
> > fine,
> > ph, nitrate, nitrite, amonia, everything. Anyone have any ideas? could
> > it be
> > clorine poisoning? did I maybe not rinse my plants well enough to
> > remove the
> > chlorine? could it be something to do with adding the laterite? I
> > thought
> > from all my research that it was harmless to my fish to add to an
> > established aquarium. Please help!
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